Some Like It Hot (Blu-ray)

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Billy Wilder directs this critically acclaimed classic comedy starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. In February 1929, unemployed musicians Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) go on the run after witnessing the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Pursued by gangsters led by the ruthless Spats Colombo (George Raft), the duo are forced to disguise themselves as women and join Sweet Sue (Joan Shawlee)'s all-girl band on the next train to Florida. Joe falls for Sugar Kane (Monroe), the band's singer, while Jerry finds himself pursued enthusiastically by millionaire Osgood Fielding III (Joe E. Brown). Comic complications ensue. The film received a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture (Comedy) with Monroe and Lemmon being awarded for their performances.

Product Details

Barcode
5039036049948
Department
Movies & TV
Released
23 Jul 2012
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Modern Classic
Region
Region B
Language
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Secondary Languages
Spanish, Portuguese
Studio
MGM Home Entertainment
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Enhanced WS tv
  • Interviews: Jack Lemmon and commentary with Paul Diamond (Son of I.A.L. Diamond) and the screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel
  • Commentary
  • Making Of Documentary
  • Other Documentary: 'Nostalgic Lookback'
Runtime
122 min
Age Restriction
U
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Some Like It Hot
Release Year
1959
Running Time
121 min
Language
English
Color
B&W
Categories
Comedies / Classic / Essential Cinema / Gangsters / On-The-Run / Recommended / Switching Roles / Theatrical Release / Vintage
Synopsis
Billy Wilder's classic comedy stars Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis as a pair of unemployed musicians who inadvertently become witnesses to the St. Valentine Day's Massacre. To escape the wrath of the gangsters, Joe (Curtis) and Jerry (Lemmon) are forced to hit the road in drag, taking the only jobs available with an all-girl band bound for Miami. Enroute, both men fall for lead singer and blond bombshell Sugar Kane, (Marilyn Monroe), but are unable to fulfill their desires for fear of revealing their identity. Joe tries to get around this by adopting a third identity for seduction, that of a shy millionaire who sounds strangely like Cary Grant. Meanwhile Jerry has his own problems, fighting off the advances of Osgood E. Fielding, a real millionaire hypnotized by his/her charms.
Notes
SOME LIKE IT HOT was an original selection to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1989.

The original title was NOT TONIGHT, JOSEPHINE.

Billy Wilder briefly considered Frank Sinatra for one of the lead roles.
Cast & Crew
Director
Billy Wilder
Star
Joe E. Brown / Tony Curtis / Billy Gray / Tom Kennedy / Jack Lemmon / Mike Mazurki / Marilyn Monroe / Pat O'Brien / Nehemiah Persoff / George Raft / Edward G. Robinson / Joan Shawlee / George E. Stone / Harry Wilson
Screenwriter
I. A. L. Diamond / Billy Wilder
Composer
Adolph Deutsch
Producer
Billy Wilder
Director of Photography
Charles Lang
Editor
Arthur P. Schmidt
Production Designer
Ted Haworth
Costume Designer
Orry-Kelly / Milt Rice
Movie Critics
Chicago Sun-Times
"...Wilder's 1959 comedy is one of the enduring treasures of the movies, a film of inspiration and meticulous craft..."
Roger Ebert (9 Jan 2000, p.5)
Empire
5 stars out of 5 -- "Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are enormously enjoyable....While Marilyn Monroe is a vision as wide-eyed love interest, Sugar."
Empire Staff (1 Sep 2007, p.158)
Entertainment Weekly
"...[Monroe's] lighter than-air work remains a divine enhancement to one of the funniest movies ever..."
Mark Harris (1 Jun 2001, p.67)
Premiere
"Lemmon enacts one of moviedom's great comic creations."
Premiere Staff (1 Apr 2004, p.67)
Total Film
"...Elegant, sexy, energetic and side-slicingly funny, SOME LIKE IT HOT is the film all high-concept comedies want to be when they grow up..."
Ceri Thomas (1 Dec 2000, p.109)
Wall Street Journal
"This was the film Marilyn Monroe made immediately after THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, and the artistic apex of her career."
(25 Nov 2011, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Costume Design (b&w)
Winner: 1959